About The Frugal Homeschooling Mom

Hey, there! My name is Deana, and I’m “The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.” Welcome to my blog about:

  • frugal and free homeschooling printables and resources
  • how to homeschool on a tight budget
  • budgeting tips and tricks
  • homeschool family freebies
  • affordable homeschool resources

After I left my job in 2008 as a Master’s level public school teacher, I chose to stay at home and homeschool. I became “The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.” I started this blog in February of 2009. Now, it is such a fun adventure and a blessing to see this blog reach over 2 million homeschool moms (and dads, grandparents, and caretakers) every year!

I enjoy bringing you information that may support you as you begin homeschooling your own children or that may help you live an abundant life on a not-so-abundant budget.

About The Frugal Homeschooling Mom

Deana Hipwell The Frugal Homeschooling Mom

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my family. For me, being a mommy is the greatest joy on earth. I am a single working mom. Homeschooling is what I feel God has called me to do throughout the majority of my motherhood so far.

I’m having the most fun teaching my three children at home, and as frugally as possible. My family has lived the “frugal life” for about 13 years. Now we are transitioning to a minimalist lifestyle even as our finances have improved.

For more than 10 years, we lived off of a combined income that was less than I made as a teacher! It was tough, but we felt led to homeschool anyway. We are still homeschooling today, after surviving such a long period of financial sacrifice.

Before my divorce, I was already working from home, 40+ hours per week. I have a full-time, successful business doing freelance work as a Virtual Assistant, Front-end WordPress/website manager, and graphic designer. I tried working outside of the home and I was miserable – my heart’s desire was to keep my home and be with my children.  I may one day go back to working outside the home, but for now, this is where I am meant to be.

God gives us strength, He always provides, and He is always at work in our lives. This blog is the result of all I’ve learned and experienced through those lean years, and I’ve poured my heart into the content here. I hope to help others who may be in similar economic circumstances.

If you like my site, please consider subscribing by email or on any of my social media channels! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

You can reach me best by email at thefrugalhomeschoolingmom[at]gmail[dot]com, or via private message on Facebook. I really LOVE blog comments too. I look forward to hearing from you!

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“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

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